CRANBURY, NJ, Oct. 18, 2021 - The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is pleased to announce award-winning television producer and TV host, 15-year cervical cancer survivor, and internationally recognized advocate for cervical cancer awareness Tamika Felder as the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference.
Felder will deliver the keynote address on Friday, November 19, 2021, via the AONN+ Annual Conference virtual platform.
After a diagnosis of advanced cervical cancer in 2001 at the age of 25, Felder decided to use her experience and her voice to help educate other women about ways to prevent cervical cancer. She founded Tamika & Friends, Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to cervical cancer awareness through a network of survivors and their friends.
Felder’s inspiring story has been featured in numerous media outlets around the globe. She has served as a survivor spokesperson for the Livestrong Foundation and as a community representative for the President’s Cancer Panel in 2003. She is a former board member of the Ulman Cancer Foundation for Young Adults. She served as a patient advocate member of the Gynecological Oncology Group and the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Cancers Steering Committee/Cervical Task Force. She is also a former member of the District of Columbia Cancer Plan’s Gynecological Cancer Committee and the Maryland Cancer Plan’s Cervical Cancer Committee.
Tamika currently serves on the board of the Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer.
The 2021 AONN+ annual conference will take place virtually on November 17-21. More information about conference registration and agenda are available on the AONN+ conference webpage.
About the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Inc: The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Inc (AONN+), is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. The organization, which has more than 8900 members, was founded in 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services in order to better manage the complexities of the cancer treatment process.
About the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship: The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (www.jons-online.com) is the official publication of AONN+. JONS seeks to strengthen the role of nurse and patient navigators in cancer care by serving as a platform for these professionals to disseminate original research findings, exchange best practices, and find support for their growing community.
About CONQUER: the patient voice magazine: CONQUER: the patient voice magazine (www.conquer-magazine.com) is the AONN+ premier forum for patients with cancer. CONQUER magazine features articles written by and for patients with cancer, survivors, nurse navigators, and other oncology team members. This magazine addresses the issues that patients, their family members, and caregivers face every day in an easy-to-read format. Issues include interviews with patients with cancer, information on access to care, and articles on lifestyle topics such as nutrition, stress management, personal finance, and legal and employer issues.
About The Lynx Group: The Lynx Group (TLG) is a premier medical communications and education company acutely focused on oncology and rare disease states. TLG specializes in market access to and with advanced practice providers, patients, and their caregivers. With more than 100 years of combined senior leadership experience, TLG continually creates award winning medical education and cultivates strong relationships within proprietary brands serving patients and their caregivers, physicians, payers, nurses, pharmacists, navigators, and practice managers.
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